books

2017 A Year in Books

The last two years I have done SO MUCH reading. This is due in large part to having access to Overdrive audiobooks from the library, and spending long hours alone in an office. Plenty of time for audiobooks.

This year, my goal was to read 1 more book than I did last year, putting my total at 80. In reality, I think I read 81 or 82 books last year, because I also include books in manuscript format, though Goodreads won’t let me add those to my tally. 🙂

D: diverse books**
C: classics (pre-1920)
N: Nonfiction

January

1) In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
2) Cress by Marissa Meyer

February

3) Winter Marissa Meyer
4) 60 seconds and you’re hired by Robin Ryan N
5) Sanctum Madelyn Roux
6) Eterna and Omega Leanna Renee Hieber D
7) Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff

March

8) The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
9) It’s Not Just Who You Know by Tommy Spaulding N
10) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas D
11) Scout’s Honor by Ash K Alexander (beta) D
12) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (illustrated edition)

April

13) The Lowdown: Blogging for Business by James William Davenport Long N
14) Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
15) Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
16) Spying on Miss Muller by Eve Bunting
17) The Mirk and the Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson
18) Canada by Ingeborg Nilsen N
19) Imprudence by Gail Carriger

May

20) Splendid You by Cynthia Bailey Pratt
21) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr D
22) The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
23) In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

June

24) Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh ND
25) Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt ND
26) Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure N
27) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead D
28) Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

July

29) Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman D
30) I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski
31) Evil Genius by Catherine Jenks
32) America’s Forgotten Pandemic by Alfred W. Crosby N
33) Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
34) The New Year’s Party by R.L Stine
35) The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas D
36) Marie Antoinette: the Journey by Antonia Frasier N

August

37) Write your marketing strategy by CT Luna N
38) Awaken by Skye Malone
39) The Possibility Dogs by Susanna Charelston ND
40) Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
41) Beautiful Demons by Sarrah Cannon
42) Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
43) The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport ND
44) America’s Hidden History by Kenneth C. Davis N
45) Supercharge your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson N
46) Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
47) Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

September

48) How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn N
49) The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe C
50) Fairy Debt by Gail Carriger
51) Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
52) The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester N
53) Ghostland Colin Dickey

October

54) Ride the Storm by Chloe Neill
55) The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
56) Brimstone by Cherie Priest D
57) The gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee D
58) The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
59) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte C
60) The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn
61) I was Here by Gayle Forman
62) The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters D
63) Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio by Tom Betti N
64) American Heritage History of WWI by S.L.A. Marshall N
65) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle C

November

66) The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth D
67) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving C
68) Too Fond by Leanna Renee Hieber
69) Home Fires by Julie Summers
70) Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
71) Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger D
72) Sailor Moon vol. 5 by Naoko Takeuchi D
73) The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
74) A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nassar D
75) The Haunting of Springett Hall by E.B. Wheeler

December

76) Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life by Lyndall Gordon
77) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
78) The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner D
79) The Raven and Selected Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe C
80) Ink and Bone by Rachel Cain
81) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Technically, I hit my goal this year, but because some of these books were beta reads (i.e. not published yet) Goodreads doesn’t count them, so I came up a little short.